A major new public sculpture will be launched for the opening of the
Festival at the 4 Plinths site between Te Papa and Circa Theatre. Created by
internationally recognised, Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson, and commissioned
by the Wellington Sculpture Trust, each of the four globes is a dramatic
reinterpretation of Earth or Mars based on early or unusual maps of the
Watson offers images of the world that are not entirely familiar: “My aim is to show us the world anew, encouraging new ways of thinking about an image we take for granted.” Explore these brave new worlds for yourself.